The Goethe-Institut Pune is mainly involved in teaching of german and training of German language teachers. It is best known for its intensive language course programme with 25 units of instruction per week, which is unique to South Asia. This programme gives course participants from all over India, particularly university students and young scientists, engineers and IT professionals, the opportunity to fulfil specific job requirements in a short period of time, or to prepare themselves for a stay in Germany.
Besides running language classes the Pune institute acts as a regional training and professional development centre for teachers of German who teach at the Goethe Institutes and in the colleges and universities of Baroda, Dharwad and Pune.
Film takes pride of place in the cultural programme for the simple reason that the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) are both based in Pune.
15-month nationwide showcase of Indo-German collaboration focusing on Stadträume – City Spaces